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Popular Film Actors from Belgium

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Belgium, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Belgium has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Belgian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Belgium and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Examples of film actors on this list include Marc Bober and Jacques Castelot.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Belgian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Belgium?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Belgium in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Belgian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
The Expendables 2, Bloodsport, Kung Fu Panda 2
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme and abbreviated as JCVD, is a Belgian martial artist, actor, and director best known for his ...more
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Patrick Bauchau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Ray, 2012, Panic Room
Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau is a Belgian actor best known for his role as Scarpine in the 1985 James Bond movie, A View to a Kill, Sydney in the TV series The Pretender and ...more
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Circé Lethem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Bullhead, All the Fine Promises, Portrait of a Young Girl in the Late ’60s
Circé Lethem is an actress.
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Sœur Emmanuelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Sœur Emmanuelle The Eclipse
Madeleine Cinquinn was a nun affiliated with the Notre Dame de Sion religious order.
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Julio Cortázar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Blowup
Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar, was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar ...more
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Céline Buckens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Céline Buckens War Horse
Celine Buckens is an actress.
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Maurane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
My Afternoons with Margueritte, Palais royal!
Maurane is a film actress.
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Patrick Descamps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
A Cat In Paris, Three: After life, Rapt
Patrick Descamps is an actor.
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Lucas Belvaux is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Joyeux Noël, Three: After life, Wuthering Heights
Lucas Belvaux is a Belgian actor and film director. His directing credits include the Trilogie, consisting of three films with interlocking stories and characters, each of which was filmed in a ...more
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Agnès Varda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
The Truth About Charlie, Great Directors, Lion’s Love
Agnès Varda is a French film director and professor at the European Graduate School. Her films, photographs, and art installations focus on documentary realism, feminist issues, and ...more
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Hergé is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
I, Tintin
Georges Prosper Remi, known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist. He is best known for The Adventures of Tintin, the series of comic albums which are considered one of the most ...more
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Ronald Guttman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
August Rush, And the Band Played On, Green Card
Ronald Guttman is a Belgian actor, theatrical producer and film producer. Guttman was born in Uccle. He has appeared in TV shows such as Lost, Lipstick Jungle, Heroes, The West Wing, Sex and the ...more
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Lubna Azabal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Body of Lies, Coriolanus, Incendies
Lubna Azabal is a Belgian actress, born 1973 in Brussels to a Moroccan father and a Spanish mother. After studying at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, she began a theatrical career in ...more
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Django Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Jazz Hot
Jean "Django" Reinhardt was a Belgium-born French guitarist and composer of Romani ethnicity. Reinhardt is regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time; he was the first ...more
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Johan Leysen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
The American, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Train of Life
Johan Leysen is a Belgian actor. He has appeared in 130 films and television shows since 1977. He starred in the film De grens, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1984 ...more
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Jérémie Renier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Atonement, In Bruges, Brotherhood of the Wolf
Jérémie Renier is a Belgian actor. He lives in Paris, France. His film debut was in the critically praised La Promesse, directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. He became better ...more
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Olivier Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Rosetta, Time of the Wolf, The Child
Olivier Gourmet is a Belgian actor. Gourmet was born in Namur. He won the Best Actor award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival for his role in Le Fils by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. He also ...more
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August Van den Hoeck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Sheer Bluff, Oranje Hein, The Black Tulip
August Van den Hoeck was an actor.
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Jan Decleir is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Character, Antonia's Line, Running Free
Jan Decleir is a prolific Belgian movie and stage actor born in Niel, Antwerp. He had his first big role in Fons Rademakers Mira. Since then, he has appeared in countless Flemish and Dutch films ...more
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Fernand Gravey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
How to Steal a Million, The Great Waltz, Gunman in the Streets
Fernand Gravey, also known as Fernand Gravet in America, was the son of actors Georges Mertens and Fernande Depernay, who appeared in silent films produced by pioneer "Belge Cinéma
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Yolande Moreau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Amélie, Vagabond, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
Yolande Moreau is a Belgian comedian, actress, film director and screenwriter.
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Jacques Brel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
L'aventure, c'est l'aventure, Far West
Jacques Romain Georges Brel was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium ...more
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Serge Larivière is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
The Chef, Séraphine, The Axe
Serge Larivière is an actor.
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Catherine Spaak is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Take a Hard Ride, The Cat o' Nine Tails, Il Sorpasso
Catherine Spaak is a French actress and singer.
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Marcus Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Belgium
Kill the Irishman, Noel, Drowning Mona
Marcus Thomas is a Belgian-born American actor.